My Areas of Expertise

I am a qualified coach at distinction level and have developed and a range of personal performance, empowerment and leadership, and employment coaching tools and services to meet the needs of my clients.

Defining the coaching relationship

Throughout this section of the website I will refer to the person who is being coached as the ‘coachee’

The coaching relationship delivers results in the context of a supportive relationship between the coachee and the coach. The coach develops a rapport with the coachee and utilises a style of communication and questioning which enables the coachee to move in a forward direction. Within the coaching relationship, the coachee experiences a positive learning and change cycle which cultivates success.

Coaching is empowering and enabling and builds upon the coachee’s abilities, skills, and motivation which occurs by increasing the coachee’s learning, identifying strategies for overcoming any perceived barriers and obstacles and developing the coachee’s confidence.

 

Coaching is essentially about moving forward, it does not focus on failure, mistakes or disappointments, it’s essentially all about acting and building on what the coachee can do whilst enabling the coachee to learn from past unsuccessful strategies and aims to support the coachee to build upon their achievements and their full potential.

Commitment to the coaching relationship and the coachee’s goals are an integral element of successful coaching relationship outcomes. The coaching relationship will assist the coachee to explore the things that are important to them and identify new goals or strategies for addressing their issues or areas within their lives that they are dissatisfied with and aim to change.

Coaching is an interactive relationship which can assist the coachee to bring about positive change and personal growth within many areas of the coachee’s personal and professional life.

This occurs by increasing the coachee’s learning, identifying any perceived barriers and obstacles and developing the coachee’s performance levels.

The coaching relationship aims to support the coachee to work towards and build upon their achievement and their potential.

Coaching is essentially about moving forward, it does not focus on past failures, mistakes or disappointments, it’s all about building on what the coachee can do and also enables the coachee to learn from mistakes and unsuccessful strategies.

What Is Personal Performance Coaching?

It is important that the coachee demonstrate their full commitment in the coaching relationship as this will assist the coachee to explore the things that are important to them, identify the issues or areas within their life that they are dissatisfied with or aim to change and then take action which will enable the coachee to move towards and achieve their goals.

Personal Performance Coaching is an interactive relationship which can assist the coachee to bring about positive change and personal growth within many areas of the coachee’s personal and professional life and may include and or address many of the issues listed below:

  • Is goal centred and aims to assist the coachee to achieve their goals
  • A confidential relationship between the coach and individual coachee
  • A holistic approach to identifying personal and professional goals
  • Will support the coachee to identifying a personal strategy or action plan to achieving their goals
  • Is based on the coachee’s full commitment
  • Is an interactive relationship which is non-critical and non-judgemental
  • Can enable and build self-confidence and have a positive impact upon self esteem
  • Can be challenging which where appropriate can enable the coachee to operate outside of their comfort zone
  • Health exercise, weight loss, establishing a healthy diet
  • Overcoming barriers associated with living with a disability or long term health condition
  • Relationship issues
  • Work and career paths, going for a promotion, changing jobs, going for an interview
  • Starting up a business
  • Finance – increasing income, saving and living debt free
  • Moving house or location
  • Study or further educational opportunities
  • Leisure time, travel, holidays
  • Work/life balance

Coaching In Teams, Businesses & Organisations?

Coaching within teams, businesses and organisations is becoming increasingly recognised within both the public, third and private sectors as an effective developmental professional resource which enables and supports teams, business and organisations to meet targets and achieve success.

Coaching can be utilised to assist people who work in businesses, teams and organisations to navigate their way through the many demands of their roles.

Coaching forms a key element of professional continuing professional development (CPD).

Additionally coaching can enable people to sustain effective team working relationships and build teams cohesion.

Coaching can support businesses or organisations to deliver services or products which are sought after, provide added value and are experienced within the context of service excellence.

Coaching can assist business people and employers to develop a win-win working relationship with their employees and team members and assist them to demonstrate high levels of commitment, creativity and productivity and eradicate performance fears, barriers and limitations.

There are many strategic benefits developed through coaching. Which can be viewed as an essential ingredient which supports and develops organisations and teams, the list below highlights a few of the benefits.

  • Customer satisfaction
  • Customer base
  • Professional contributions
  • Organisational or team effectiveness
  • Strategic planning
  • Commitment to goal and target identification and success
  • Employee morale and momentum
  • Commitment
  • Job and career satisfaction
  • Productivity
  • Focus, solutions, creativity and ideas
  • Personal and professional self-awareness and learning
  • Abilities to manage change
  • Confidence levels
  • Change management strategies

What Is Group Coaching?

Group coaching is based upon a committed relationship between the coach and a group or team of individuals who are committed to an agreed or commonly shared aim, function or purpose.

This coaching relationship can assist a team to identify areas which require change, development or improvement and assist teams within the context of the business or organisation to realise its full potential, visions, goals and targets.

Group coaching can assist businesses or organisations to gain employee confidence and encourage employees to achieve at their full working professional potential.

Coaching can enable businesses to develop working environments in which your employees will enjoy and be fulfilled by their work and remain committed to your businesses or organisations success.

What Is Executive Coaching?

Executive Coaching is a professionally defined relationship between a coach and professional who holds managerial or executive position of responsibility and authority within an organisation or business. The focus of this relationship is based upon professional performance development or CPD and organisational effectiveness and success.

Essentially coaching can enable the manger or executive to potentialise their learning with a view to increasing, improving and sustaining productivity and business or organisational success.

  • Professional Performance
  • Increased Skills
  • Personal Growth
  • Increased action planning and execution of actions
  • Increased ability to make effective decisions which promote business success
  • Increased ability to manage employees and teams
  • Managing the demands of the manager or executive role
  • Strategising for promotion and increased leadership opportunities
  • Developing leadership skills and performance
  • Developing authentic leadership styles